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Snow days can lead to a flurry of romances

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What is the most tantalising phrase heard at this time of year? It’s when a weather forecaster mentions the “s” word – but then adds “falling on higher ground”.

For some colleagues I have known, snow days have turned out to be more than just a day off school.

Two former colleagues, for instance – one taught chemistry, the other languages – separately arrived in school one snowy morning having missed the message that the school was closed. As the weather significantly deteriorated into a storm, they found themselves trapped there.

Virtual strangers beforehand, they had the unique opportunity ...

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